Patents by Inventor Michael Benjamin

Michael Benjamin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220210124
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for providing enhanced security in edge computing environments. A first aspect describes a method for moving security features dynamically applied to an application at a first deployment location to an application at a second deployment location. A second aspect describes a method for locally expanding/contracting an instance of a deployed application. A third aspect describes a method for redirected network traffic associated with detected malicious conduct from a first application deployment environment to a secured second application deployment environment. A fourth aspect describes a method for performing multi-stage network traffic filtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Smith, Michael Benjamin, Peter Brecl
  • Patent number: 11371849
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to determining vehicle usage. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a travel route of a vehicle, identifying a pattern of travel based on the travel route over a predetermined period of time, and determining whether the vehicle is being used as a private vehicle for an on-demand delivery service based on the pattern of travel. The method includes, when the vehicle is being used as a private vehicle for an on-demand delivery service, generating a notification to an entity associated with the vehicle, wherein the notification includes information relating to the vehicle being used as a private vehicle for an on-demand delivery service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Dany Benjamin, Michael C. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20220191175
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing filters within computer networks include obtaining blocklist data that includes blocklist entries for a network. Each of the blocklist entries includes one or more network traffic attributes for identifying traffic to be blocked. In response to receiving the blocklist data, a filter based on a common network traffic attribute shared between at least two of the plurality of blocklist entries is generated. The filter is then deployed to a network device within the network such that the filter may be implemented at the network device to block corresponding traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11358763
    Abstract: A child-resistant storage container comprising two rigid boxes of relatively equal height and width manufactured from or coated with materials that produce enough friction between the contact points of the boxes to retain the inner box in the outer box when shook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Markarian, Colette Bazirgan, Edward Benjamin
  • Publication number: 20220178540
    Abstract: A mixing assembly for a combustor, including: a pilot mixer and a pilot fuel nozzle; a main mixer including: a main housing surrounding the pilot mixer; a fuel manifold positioned between the pilot housing and the main housing; a mixer foot extending outward from a forward end of the main housing; a main swirler body surrounding the main housing such that an annular mixing channel is defined between the main housing and the main swirler body, and coupled to the mixer foot; and a main fuel ring in the mixing channel downstream of the mixer foot connected to the main housing by main fuel vanes, at least one of the main fuel ring and the main fuel vanes including fuel injection ports positioned to discharge fuel into a central portion of the mixing channel, wherein the mixer foot extends farther from the main housing than the main fuel ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Hari Ravi Chandra, Arvind Kumar Rao, Shai Birmaher, Jayanth Sekar, Gurunath Gandikota, Michael A. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11356259
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing authentication tokens associated with a secure account maintained by a business or organization. In one example, this disclosure describes a method that includes storing interaction information associated with an account maintained by an organization, wherein the interaction information includes information about authentication tokens used during a plurality of prior authentication procedures performed for the account, receiving, over a network, a request to authenticate a user to access the account, determining, based on the stored interaction information, an authentication token to be used to authenticate the user, wherein the authentication token is different than a prior authentication token used during the plurality of prior authentication procedures performed for the account, presenting a prompt for the authentication token; and determining, based on information received in response to the prompt, whether the user is authorized to access the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Agnew, Christopher Robin Sharpe, Daniel S. Sumner, Douglas Innocenti, Joel Gardner, Kevin Potter, Michael J. Martindale, Raymond Creed Lowers, Wesley Donald Duncan, Zoe Tierney, Wendy Davidson
  • Patent number: 11352651
    Abstract: The invention relates to the isolation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from a lipids containing biomass. The main characteristics of the method are that a suspension of cells containing PUFAs is obtained and the cells are optionally lysed. The suspension is concentrated and then incubated for at least an hour at a controlled temperature while adding a specific range of base equivalents to biomass and maintaining a moderate pH. The isolation of lipid may be performed in the absence of organic solvents and without the addition of salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Evonik Operations GmbH, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Diehl, Xiao Daniel Dong, Annika Hartmann, Martin Heining, Michael Benjamin Johnson, Jochen Lebert, Neil Francis Leininger, Kirt Lyvell Matthews, Sr., Mark Edward Nejako, II, Holger Pfeifer, Christian Rabe, Shannon Elizabeth Ethier Resop, Ginger Marie Shank, Vinod Tarwade, David Allen Tinsley
  • Publication number: 20220156629
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for controlling charge stability in a device for quantum information processing. According to examples, a device for quantum information processing comprises a first plurality of confinement regions confining spinful charge carriers for use as audits. The device further comprises a second plurality of confinement regions confining spinful charge carriers, each confinement region of the second plurality of confinement regions adjacent to a confinement region of the first plurality of confinement regions. The device further comprises one or more charge reservoirs, wherein each confinement region of the second plurality of confinement regions is attachable to a charge reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Benjamin, Zhenyu Cai, John Morton, Michael Fogarty, Simon Schaal, Sofia Patomaki
  • Patent number: 11304483
    Abstract: A slide fastener including two stringers and a pair of sliders mounted to one of the stringers. When first separated from each other, the first and second stringers can be secured to each other using the sliders starting at either end thereof. Also, a garment extender including the slide fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin McHugh
  • Publication number: 20220104599
    Abstract: A cosmetic powder apparatus, comprising: (i) a first member; and (ii) a second member, where one or both of the first and second members are movable toward the other of the first and second members to enclose an interior area for storing cosmetic powder. The cosmetic powder applicator comprises structure to affix, in one instance, to a fixed positon relative to a selected one of the first and second members, and for facilitating movement of the cosmetic powder applicator away from the fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Benjamin Siebert, Alexander L. Kwapis, Daniel M. Dominski, Nils Ernst Alfons Siegel
  • Patent number: 11291376
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for detecting and measuring pressure within a region of a body lumen or vessel. The pressure sensing system includes a light source for transmitting light through a pathway containing polarization-maintaining fiber optic wires. A distal portion of the polarization-maintaining fiber optic wire, which is engaged to and extends along a guidewire, includes pressure sensing station(s) made up of fiber Bragg gratings (FBG). The light transmitted to and reflected from the FBGs on the two polarization modes of the polarization-maintaining fiber optic wire can be analyzed to provide one or more pressure values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lake Region Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Hayes, Matheus Maria van Leest, Michael Benjamin Haverdings
  • Patent number: 11280644
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are advantageous measuring devices, and systems of the present disclosure and adjustment methods/techniques thereof. The present disclosure provides improved measuring devices (e.g., pressure/temperature measuring devices), and improved systems/methods for adjusting one or more features (e.g., offset and/or span) associated with measuring devices. More particularly, the present disclosure provides sealed measuring devices (e.g., sealed signal conditioning devices, such as sealed pressure transducers or transmitters) having adjustment members (e.g., magnet members) that allow a user to adjust the offset and/or span of the sealed measuring devices. The measuring devices include an adjustment member that allows a user to make adjustments to one or more features of the measuring devices. For example, a sealed pressure transducer can include an magnet member that allows a user to make fine (precision) adjustments of output offset and/or span (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ashcroft, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. LePine, Cyril Baby, Michael Benjamin Heise
  • Publication number: 20220080192
    Abstract: A method of treatment includes modifying and/or killing cells by changing the cell membrane charging time to make the cells more susceptible to the influence of electric fields. The method may further include inserting one or more electrodes into tissue, acquiring a temperature of the tissue, delivering electrical energy to the tissue by electrical pulses, determining a rate of energy delivery of the electrical energy such that the temperature rises above a first critical temperature but remains below a second critical temperature, and delivering the electrical energy until a specific dose is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Benjamin Sano, Christopher Fesmire, Ross A. Petrella
  • Patent number: 11277384
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing filters within computer networks include obtaining blocklist data that includes blocklist entries for a network. Each of the blocklist entries includes one or more network traffic attributes for identifying traffic to be blocked. In response to receiving the blocklist data, a filter based on a common network traffic attribute shared between at least two of the plurality of blocklist entries is generated. The filter is then deployed to a network device within the network such that the filter may be implemented at the network device to block corresponding traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin
  • Publication number: 20220049486
    Abstract: A stormwater treatment device includes a tank defining an internal volume and having an inlet and an outlet, a rotatable screen unit mounted within the tank, the rotatable screen unit being barrel-shaped to define a through path with an inlet end and an outlet end. The rotatable screen unit includes a screen structure with a plurality of screening openings for allowing passage of at least some water from the through path outwardly through the screen structure while inhibiting passage of trash items through the screen structure such that trash items move along the through path from the inlet end to the outlet end. The rotatable screen unit includes a plurality of external drive paddles that rotate with the screen structure and that interact with water that has been screened by passing outwardly through the screen structure interacts with the external drive paddles to cause rotation of the rotatable screen unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jordan Douglas Scott, Mathew Edward Bauer, Michael Benjamin Brooks
  • Patent number: 11229246
    Abstract: A garment extender including: a body provided with an attachment at each side thereof, each of the attachments defining a channel and a slit leading laterally into the channel. When the attachment is operatively secured to a garment slide fastener of a garment, a gripped portion of one of the stringer tapes of the garment slide fastener is inserted in the slit and the channel receives thereinto teeth that are supported by the stringer tape adjacent the gripped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin McHugh
  • Publication number: 20220014437
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing network devices include performing clustering operations for network devices based on attributes of the network devices. By comparing the results of subsequent clustering operations, changes in network device attributes can be readily identified and any network devices for which attributes have changed may be subject to further investigation or remedial action (e.g., blocking traffic to/from the network device). Clustering may also be used to conduct an inventory of network devices by identifying groups of network devices that have similar attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11205398
    Abstract: A system includes a full-color electronic display, an eye-tracking module arranged to track an eye of a viewer of the display during operation of the system, at least one programmable processor, and a machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one programmable processor to perform operations, including: (i) assessing uncorrected image data with one or more image frames, including determining an initial color of pixels in an image frame; (ii) assessing, based on data from the eye-tracking module, a location on the display where the viewer's eye is looking; (iii) modifying a color of red pixels from its initial color to a modified red color based on the location of the pixel relative to the location on the display where the viewer's eye is looking and the initial color of the pixel; and (iv) displaying, on the display, the image frames in which the one or more pixels have the modified color and other pixels have their initial color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: WaveShift LLC
    Inventors: Michael Benjamin Selkowe Fertik, Thomas W. Chalberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: D947839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Brad G. Boozer, Makiko Kawamura Brzezinski, Tyler Scott Bushnell, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Colin Ely, M. Evans Hankey, Phillip M. Hobson, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Eric Steven Jol, Benjamin Jordan Kallman, Duncan Robert Kerr, David Nazzaro, Trevor Jordan Ness, Marc A. Newson, David Pelletier, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Fletcher Rothkopf, Peter Russell-Clarke, Jason Christopher Sauers, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Samuel Bruce Weiss, Christopher M. Werner, Eugene Antony Whang, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Stephen Paul Zadesky, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D955459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Jakub Jankowski, Kyle Richard Dupont, Aryeh Benjamin Taub, Michael Giannini, Thomas Alexander Medal